When students participate when no one else is or answer a challenging question they can get 'smart beads' to wear. they trade in smart beads at the end of the day for a little note that goes home to their parents! AWESOME :) .....I like this uses parent praise as the rewards, and recognized academic achievements.
My son had a wonderful first grade teacher who introduced us to the BEE book. It is a wonderful way to teach kids organization skills at school. My boys will have one every year from now on even if I have to make it for them.
This is an easy resource to make - it can help your kids learn to sound out words. Great for back-to-school!
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